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Now that President Obama is back for a second term, some Oscar pundits are claiming Steven Spielberg’s “Lincoln,” starring Daniel Day-Lewis as the titular leader, is a shoo-in lock for a Best Picture win at the Oscars. We wouldn’t go that far, but the political drama, which hit theaters this weekend, is certainly going to be up for a handful of Oscar nominations at the very least. And while we weren't overly impressed by our first look at the movie in October, calling it somewhat of a dry history lesson, we also said the movie was about as thrilling as the examination of a ratification of an amendment could be. However, the story of Spielberg's passion project is a fascinating one. It’s been at least a decade in the making, with different leads attached (Liam Neeson as Lincoln at one point) and whenever the notoriously choosy Daniel Day-Lewis »

- Rodrigo Perez

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